No. 1 vs. No. 2. It doesn’t get any more important than this.
Penn squash has a high-stakes weekend coming up, including a top-two clash for the women against top-ranked Harvard.
How do you follow up a fourth quarter, come from behind victory against your biggest rival on their home court in the conference play opener?
For Penn women's basketball, the answer is hopefully with two more wins.
The Quakers (7-4, 1-0 Ivy), fresh off their 62-57 defeat of Princeton last Saturday, cannot afford to sit back and relax, as they begin to move into the heart of Ivy play this weekend.
New year, same great Penn fencing.
This past weekend, the Quakers' fencing teams recorded strong efforts at the North American Cup (NAC) in Columbus, Ohio to bring in the new year.
While most of us were off relaxing over winter break, Penn sports teams were busy at work. Our editors debate: Which team had the best winter break?
The first Weekend MVP Award of the year goes to Penn women's basketball junior guard Beth Brzozowski.
LOS ANGELES — There comes a point in between semesters where you need a break from winter break. That’s just what Penn women’s basketball got with a five-day working vacation in California this past week.
While everyone was relaxing during winter break, there was no time off for Penn swimming and diving, as both the men's and women's teams took on Dartmouth and Yale in their second Ivy League Tri-Meet of the season.
Penn women’s basketball went to Princeton on Saturday to open up their Ivy League season with an absolute thriller.
As for the players, there was a mixed bag of performances. Below here are our first ever player ratings:
After an extremely back-and-forth game, the Quakers pulled ahead in the fourth quarter and held off a last minute onslaught by the Tigers to win by the score of 62-57.
Penn women's basketball knows the road to an Ivy League championship goes through Princeton’s Jadwin Gym. After all, it was in that very building that the Quakers won the Ivy title last year and officially punched their ticket to the NCAA tournament.
LOS ANGELES — The team that came to California was not going to defend its Ivy title. It isn’t just that Penn women’s basketball hadn’t been playing well — though that was certainly the case.
RIVERSIDE, Calif. — In the City of Angels, a star was born.
Thanks to a team-high 15 points from freshman Phoebe Sterba, Penn women’s basketball completed a sweep of its California adventure with a 71-55 win over UC Riverside on Monday.
Behind a career-high 13 points from sophomore forward Princess Aghayere, Penn took unquestionably its top win of the season, topping Cal State Northridge, 47-36, in a gritty defensive battle.
A lot can happen in three weeks.
When Penn women’s basketball next takes to the court, three weeks will have gone by since the team’s last outing.
Last Saturday, the Quakers won a nail-biter against Richmond 47-44, but now they’ll have a new challenge, not playing basketball.
“It’s a chance for us to take a little bit of a pause and reflect on where we are at,” coach Mike McLaughlin said.
The Penn women’s and men’s squash teams go into the winter break having two somewhat distinct experiences to start their seasons.
With only preseason tournaments under their belt thus far, Penn’s men and women fencing teams will look to use winter break as one of the final tune-ups before the rigors of the conference season begin.
Sports Editor-elect Jonathan Pollack:
For me, the best part of Penn Athletics this year was sprint football winning its first outright CSFL title since 2000, so the best moment should come from that season.
For the second time this week, Penn women's basketball went right down the stretch.
This time, however, it was much happier with the result.
This was a game Penn should’ve won.
With leads late in both the 4th quarter and overtime, it was the Quakers’ game for the taking.
Penn women's basketball, playing far better of late, will look for far better results in its second Big 5 contest.
The Quakers (3-3) will be at home on Wednesday night to take on La Salle (4-4) for some midweek action at the Palestra.
Sometimes Red, White and Blue comes before Red and Blue. For Penn squash phenom Reeham Salah, that was the case when she joined up with Team USA for the Women’s World Team Championships last weekend in Paris, France.
Bigger isn’t always better.
Just don’t tell that to Penn women’s basketball coach Mike McLaughlin.
Sometimes in sports, everything just clicks, and you make the game look so easy.
That's what happened today for Penn's women's basketball, as they cruised to a 63-39 victory over Wagner.
Both the men's and women's teams traveled to Gambier, Ohio, for their final meet of 2016: the Total Performance Invitational at Kenyon College. Over the course of the three-day meet, both teams cruised to first-place finishes, blowing out the closest competition.
Carr finishes her tenure as the winningest coach in program history at 282-221 (149-95 Ivy).
Just what the doctor ordered.
After a slow start to the season, Penn women’s basketball headed to Lafayette seeking a win to turn their season around.
They're already Philly's finest; now it's time to take it nationwide.
Penn men's and women's swimming are on the road to Gambier, Ohio this Thursday to compete in the Total Performance Invitational at Kenyon College.
A good night’s rest can make a big difference.
That’s one thing Penn women's basketball will be hoping for when they step on the court against Lafayette on Wednesday.
Championships are won in the offseason; so goes the age-old cliché. This saying holds true for the members of the Penn Squash team as well, but there’s another, more accurate saying for what they do in the offseason: championships are won all over the world.
Just as it does with other sports, the offseason presents an extended opportunity for squash players to hone their craft and improve specific aspects of their game, be it fitness, technique, or movement.
Freshman Kristen Sun is swimming her heart out on both ends of the Pacific.
Sun represented Hong Kong, her home country, in the 2016 Asian Championships, in Tokyo Japan, from November 17 to 20.
Penn swimming and diving has hit the ground running. Figuratively, at least.
On Tuesday, just before the holiday break, the Quakers decided to build on their already strong start to the season, sweeping La Salle's men's and women's teams, 161-132 and 163-122, respectively.
When Nicole Vaiani first started learning how to fence, she would beat her older brother all the
Death, taxes, and Penn women’s basketball having trouble with Saint Joe’s.
Tuesday evening, the Quakers fell at home to the Hawks, 57-53, in the first Big 5 matchup of the year for the Red and Blue (1-3) as they fell to 2-40 all-time against Saint Joseph’s (1-3).
Counting the three games this year, Penn basketball has played 62 games in the past three seasons.
Not all games are won on the court. Sometimes, the real differences are made on the sidelines, at the gym, or in the locker room.
If the NCAA fencing world wasn’t already on high alert for the Quakers, it has now been put on notice after an impressive performance at the Garret Penn State Open.
This one has been a long time coming.
For the first time since 1989, the Penn men’s swimming and diving team defeated Princeton in a dual meet, handing the defending Ivy League champions their first loss of the season 192-108.
It’s a fitting end to the career of an athlete who has been described as a “breakout.”
In her senior year, Ashley Montgomery led the Quakers to their first-ever appearance as a team at the NCAA Championship over the weekend at the LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course in Terre Haute, Ind.
Montgomery led the team with a 13th place finish and an average pace of 5:23 for the six kilometer course, crossing the finish line in 20:07.1.
Penn women's basketball notched its first win of the season in its first-ever meeting with Rhode Island, coasting to a 75-43 victory on Friday night in the nation's smallest state.
BEWARE: Objects on Penn fencing’s preseason schedule are more hectic than they appear.
“Coming in to college we’re not used to this being a seasonal sport,” senior Alejandra Trumble said.
After promising performances the past two weekends, Penn swimming and diving are hoping to continue their success in their first Ivy League tri-meet of the season this upcoming Saturday.
Penn Cross Country qualifying for Nationals didn’t play out in the way you’d expect.
The women, having just placed third as a team at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship meet, spent the first half of the ride back to campus with their collective breath held.
Excitement was running high in the Palestra on Wednesday night as Penn women’s basketball opened their home slate against Binghamton.
Success breeds success. After dominating seasons last year, Penn squash will look to build upon its excellent foundations with stellar new recruits for this go around.
You can’t say it was an ordinary offseason for Penn squash.
In a move that showed great faith in the Quakers' coaching staff, it was announced that both Jack Wyant and Gilly Lane would be getting promotions in the Penn squash program.
January 14, 2017. Head coach of Penn women’s squash Jack Wyant may not personally have the date circled on his calendar, but the eyes of the college squash community will undoubtedly be on Philadelphia as Harvard heads to Ringe for a rematch of last year’s Howe Cup finals.
But before either team makes it to that January matchup, they’ll have to battle through the brunt of their non-conference slate if they want to retain their spots at the top of the CSA rankings.
For one of the lower-profile teams on campus, Penn squash sure did have one heck of a 2015-16 season.
As Penn squash counts down the days until they set off on this newest adventure, the teams will be looking to their captains to see which direction they’re headed.
Last season was undoubtedly a triumphant one for both sides of the Red and Blue.
In the wake of an exhaustive election season during which major party candidates displayed questionable leadership qualities, it will perhaps bring some amount of solace to know that the future of the men’s and women’s cross country team rests in caring and capable hands.
At the end of a historic week, marked by the results of the presidential election on Tuesday night, Penn Cross Country added a little history of their own, with the women’s team earning the program’s first selection to the NCCA Championships, placing third at the Mid-Atlantic Regionals on Friday
“It is very exciting,” Coach Steve Dolan said after learning that the women’s season would continue for one more week.